Gordon Boyd (footballer)

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Gordon Boyd
Personal information
Full name Gordon Boyd[1]
Date of birth (1958-03-27) 27 March 1958 (age 63)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[2]
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1978 Rangers 1 (0)
1977–1978Morton (loan) 1 (0)
1978–1980 Fulham 3 (0)
1980 Rangers 1 (0)
1980–1982 Barnsley 2 (0)
1982 Scunthorpe United 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Gordon Boyd (born 27 March 1958) is a Scottish former professional footballer who is best known for his time with Rangers.[3]


Boyd played for amateur boys clubs Glasgow United AFC and Eastercraigs AFC before he was signed by Rangers as a 12-year-old in 1970. He became the youngest ever player to sign Scottish Football Association schoolboy forms for Rangers. An under 15 Scottish schoolboy international, in 1974-75 Boyd played for the Scotland under-18 team in a European Championship match against Denmark at Rugby Park, Kilmarnock. The following year (1975–76) Boyd helped the Scotland under-18s, managed by Andy Roxburgh, win a tournament in Cannes. Scotland beat Finland and Italy and drew with Brazil in the group phase. Boyd then scored the only goal in the final, as Scotland won against the host nation France.

Boyd also had spells with Fulham, Barnsley and Scunthorpe United, but never fulfilled his early potential. He finished his playing career at semi professional non-league Goole Town in 1986.


  1. ^ "Gordon Boyd". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  2. ^ Rollin, Jack, ed. (1980). Rothmans Football Yearbook 1980–81. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 58. ISBN 0362020175.
  3. ^ "Boyd Saves Face For Rangers". The Herald. Glasgow. 14 February 1980. Retrieved 19 July 2011.

External links[]

  • Gordon Boyd at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database

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